April 19, 2011

Protection of Fashion Designs in Thailand

Asialaw IP Review

The Thai government wants to turn Bangkok into the fashion capital of Asia by 2012, but has yet to deal with legal-protection issues. Possible sources of protection include design patent, copyright, and passing off, but all contain ambiguities and there are no explicit safeguards for fashion designs. This article examines the tough decisions designers must face when deciding whether to do business in Thailand.

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Edward Kelly
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